London, Published by Rodwell & Martin New Bond Street. Feb. 1. 1821.
Hand coloured lithograph. Framed. Printed area: 285 x 405mm (11¼ x 16"). Unexamined out of frame. Tear to left edge.
Two horses wearing saddlecloths canter on a path towards the right, the one in the foreground is unmounted, held by the reins of the rider on the other horse. This print is from the only edition printed by Rodwell and Martin, issued as No. 6 in the series, 'Various Subjects drawn from life on Stone', known as the 'English Series', 1821. Despite their commercial failure in England at the time, Gericault's 'English Series' is now considered to have been of the greatest importance in the development of lithography as an art form during the first half of the nineteenth century. Due to the comparitively small number of impressions printed before the stones were effaced, exampes of Gericault's lithographs from this series are now exteremelty rare and have always been amongst the most sought after of his original printed works.
Ex Collection of William Weston.
[Ref: 35439] £480.00